“That’s like me blaming owls for how bad I suck at analogies.” – Britta, from Community (TV series)
Community is a TV show following a group of students and professors at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado. The show is a treasure trove of pop-culture references, playing off tropes in film and television, showcasing a willingness to make fun of itself and pile jokes upon jokes in a single episode for one crescendo of a punch line (called “meta-humor”).
It’s a critically acclaimed show and its creator Dan Harmon combines density and depth with relevant humor to craft a compelling story. In Community, he is able to impressively construct compact narratives for multiple characters in a single 22-minute episode and make everyone laugh as he weaves his tale. He is a genius storyteller.
This is exactly what our preaching style should be like.